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Cyril E. Leonoff (1925–2016) was a professional engineer and historian who wrote on both engineering and on the history of British Columbia and Western Canada. He was past-president of the Vancouver Historical Society and the Jewish Historical Society and has chaired the Vancouver Heritage Advisory Committee. His two books published by Talonbooks in the Leonard Frank Studio series are Bridges of Light: Otto Landauer of Leonard Frank Photos, 1945–1980 (1997) and An Enterprising Life: Photographs of Leonard Frank (1990 – now out of print), which won numerous awards including the B.C. Book Prize, the City of Vancouver Heritage Award, and the Alcuin Society Design Award.
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